"The Jewish Life Cycle:Custom, Lore, and Iconography - Jewish Customs from the Cradle to the Grave",
, 2008 .
This volume describes customs and practices of the major Jewish life cycle events. From birth, through circumcision, to marriage, divorce, sickness, death and mourning, Prof. Sperber presents detailed descriptions of various customs attending these events, including some of which are not commonly practiced in present times. These customs are examined in light of their original sources, their integration and evolution in varying Jewish communities, and the popular explanations given for their practice, both historically and today.Click here to purchase this item.